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Table 3 Rating of consistency of providing a palliative approach (1 = infrequently, 7 = regularly) by Family Health Team

From: Frequency of providing a palliative approach to care in family practice: a chart review and perceptions of healthcare practitioners in Canada

Survey question Mean, standard deviation P-value
Before After
How consistently does your clinic provide a palliative approach to care for patients with chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses? 5.0 (1.2) 3.8 (1.3)  < .01
How consistently does your clinic provide whole-person care to patients with chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses? 5.5 (1.1) 4.4 (1.5)  < .01
How consistently does your clinic provide a quality-of-life focus to patients with chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses? 5.5 (1.1) 4.3 (1.5)  < .01
How consistently does your clinic provide mortality acknowledgment (including preparation for death, advance care planning and goals of care discussions) to patients with chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses? 4.3 (1.2) 3.3 (1.5)  < .01
How consistently does your clinic use the allied health team (from your clinic) for patients with chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses? 5.1 (1.5) 3.5 (1.6)  < .01
How consistently does your clinic use external allied clinician resources (from the community) for patients with chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses? 4.7 (1.4) 4.2 (1.5) 0.01
How consistently does your clinic address the needs of the caregiver for patients with chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses? 4.7 (1.4) 3.9 (1.4)  < .01
How consistently does your clinic assess and manage symptoms of patients with chronic, progressive, life-limiting illnesses? 5.5 (1.1) 5.0 (1.2) .01